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Jethro

[jeth-roh] /ˈdʒɛθ roʊ/
noun
1.
the father-in-law of Moses. Ex. 3:1.
2.
a male given name.
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  • When Jethro heard of this he invited Moses to be his shepherd and to live in his house.

    The Adopted Son J. H. Willard
  • It was at this juncture that Jethro Juggens entered the cabin unobserved.

    The Phantom of the River Edward S. Ellis
  • It was the height of modern luxury imported from New York, and Jethro eyed it with envious inward comment.

  • Jethro suspected this to be a trick meant to make him unmask his weakness.

    The Phantom of the River Edward S. Ellis
  • The missionary set off with young Ashbridge at his side and Jethro Juggens immediately behind them.

    The Phantom of the River Edward S. Ellis
  • Why he should have taken Jethro Juggens as a companion could not be conjectured.

    The Phantom of the River Edward S. Ellis
  • He had done so—that was another—and he had written the letters that Jethro might be convinced of his good will.

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
  • From what Jethro told me, you have little, if any, luggage with you.

    The Phantom of the River Edward S. Ellis
  • "D-don't know but what you be, Steve," Jethro answered slowly.

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for Jethro

Jethro

/ˈdʒɛθrəʊ/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) a Midianite priest, the father-in-law of Moses (Exodus 3:1; 4:18)
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Word Origin and History for Jethro

masc. proper name, biblical father-in-law of Moses, from Hebrew Yithro, collateral form of Yether, literally "abundance," from base y-t-r "to be left over, to remain."

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